My Bucket List
A couple weeks ago, on a road trip to San Francisco, my friend and I started to talk about our bucket lists…
The conversation started when we were reminiscing about how we really need/want to apply to be a team on the next Amazing Race. (Something we have talked about for YEARS). The conversation reminded me about the time I auditioned for the Real World when I was in college because it was “one of those things on my bucket list”. That is when my friend jumped in and said, “we need to write out our buckets lists, see which items match, then go do them together!”
Normally, I am not one for writing down lists. I never write down new years resolutions, usually struggle at the grocery store because I can’t remember what I needed and forgot to write a list, etc. The only lists I am good at are letters to Santa with what I want for Christmas. But the idea of a bucket list intrigued me.
As defined by Urban Dictionary, a bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you die, or more specifically, before you kick the bucket.
So, as I started to day dream about my bucket list, I realized that everything I want to do/accomplish before I die generally ties into travel.
So here it is. My Travel Bucket List. This list is by no means exhaustive. I plan to add to it as inspiration hits.
- Audition for the Amazing Race
- Go on a hot air balloon ride
- Go on a safari in the Serengeti
- Go to Yellowstone National Park
- Walk on the Great Wall of China
- Go to the Galapagos Islands
- Attend a music festival in the UK
- Attend Coachella
- Hike to Machu Picchu
- Buy a summer home in the UK
- See the Northern Lights
- See penguins in their natural habitat
- Visit Luang Prabang, Laos
- Visit Meteora, Greece
- Visit all 7 continents (
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia)
- Take a cruise to Alaska
- Go to Hawaii and hike to a volcano
- Learn a 2nd language
- Attend the Olympics
- Learn to tango… in Argentina
- Practice yoga in India
- Grow some cojones and go cliff diving
Does your bucket list look similar to mine? Should we go plan a vacation together and check some of these off the list?
Posted on July 7, 2012, in Travel inspiration and tagged alaska, amazing race, bucket list, gallapagos, hot air balloon, india, inspiration, northern lights, penguins, safari, Yellowstone, yoga. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Big cojones! If you make it on Amazing Race I will actually lose my mind with envy. Also, you realise that the UK is having the worst weather ever right now…I don’t think they actually have a summer. You should change that to “summer home in Toronto”. Yes. Yes you should. 😀
Ah ha! Alas, a summerless summer sounds pretty good to me right now. It’s basically been 100F every day for weeks… and it’s bound to get hotter in August and September.
I think I need to visit Toronto first before I decide I want a summer home there. Some of the people that live there are pretty weird…
This has inspired me to create a bucket list of my own :). May I visit your vacation house in the UK once you have acquired it?
Of course you can visit my future UK home! I will even make you a proper English breakfast: fried eggs, british bacon, baked beans, cooked tomatoes and toast. YUMMMM